About Us

We are professional planners for your vacations.

Planning Safe And Stress-Free


State of Mind Travel is a veteran-owned, boutique travel company. We leverage our destination and planning expertise to deliver a stress-free vacation.

Why use a travel advisor?

  • We have access to a vast network of travel partners to help you find the perfect fit for your trip
  • We are a member of the Virtuoso network and often  have access to amenities and other upgrades otherwise not available
  • Searching for the perfect trip online is very time-consuming. We do the work for you
  • Our job doesn’t end when your travel begins! If you encounter difficulties along the way, we are a phone call away  

Planning Fees

  • State Of Mind Travel Loyal Customers $0

    $0 for all clients who have booked with State of Mind Travel previously. Loyal customers mean the world to us!

  • Bookings Requiring No Research $0

    $0 for bookings that require no research. The client knows exactly what they would like to book but wants our assistance with booking.

  • New Trips Under Seven Days $200

    $200 planning fee for new trips under seven days. Fees are paid after the initial discussion but before a first proposal is delivered.

  • New Trips Seven Days and Over $300

    $300 planning fee for new trips seven days and over. Fees are paid after the initial discussion but before a first proposal is delivered.

Note: Travel planning fees are nonrefundable.

Planning fees are waived for Military, Veterans, Military spouses, and First Responders with ID.

We believe in recognizing and expressing our gratitude to the real heroes among us.



Denise Hollywood has lived, worked, and traveled the globe for the past three decades. From a young age, having a parent from a foreign country (Ireland) inspired a desire to travel and see new places. A United States military veteran, serving her country in assignments around the world further fueled Denise’s passion for travel, tourism and experiencing new cultures.

Her professional journey since leaving college spanned the military, aerospace defense and non-profit sectors. These invaluable experiences as a military commander (US Air Force), customer relationship manager (Boeing), and non-profit executive (Military Service Organizations) inspired State of Mind Travel.

On a professional note: She earned a Master of Tourism Administration from George Washington University in December 2021. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, a Master of Military Studies from Air University, and a Bachelor of Science in Math/Finance from Ithaca College. Her military commission is from Cornell University.

On a personal note: Although she has visited 70+ countries, her bucket list is long and filled with adventures!

Our Process


Initial Consultation

We offer a complimentary consultation to explore your vacation goals, budget, and logistics. If you decide to proceed, we'll ask you for a trip planning fee and additional documentation including a travel service agreement, secure credit card authorization, and passport information.


Proposal Stage

We leverage our partner relationships, travel expertise and access to Virtuoso amenities to design your trip and provide you with a proposal including airline tickets, transfers, accommodations, tours, and insurance. Then we modify the proposal to further meet your vacation expectations.


Booking & Payment

Upon your approval, we will proceed with making all necessary reservations and payments and will provide you with a comprehensive final itinerary.


Customer Service & Feedback

We are here to support you before and during your journey and we welcome your feedback after your journey so that we can continue to enhance our services.

What we offer

Explore the world with us

Your gateway to unforgettable journeys and seamless travel experiences.

Adventure and Safaris

We specialize in curating exceptional experiences for adventurous souls who crave excitement, exploration, and a deeper connection with the natural world.

Arts & Culture

We offer a unique opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to embark on journeys that go beyond traditional sightseeing, delving deep into the soul of arts and cultural heritage.

Airline Tickets

We offer expert guidance and assistance in securing the best airline tickets, considering your preferences, budget, and travel plans, ensuring a seamless booking experience for you.

Destination Information

Our comprehensive destination information covers everything you need to know about your chosen location, including must-visit attractions, dining recommendations.

Hotel Reservations

Finding the ideal accommodation is crucial for a comfortable trip. With our guidance, you'll gain access to a curated selection of hotels, tailored to your preferences and budget.

Multi-generational Travel

We understand that traveling with your loved ones is a special experience, and our dedicated services are designed to make every aspect of your family trip stress-free

Sun, Surf, Cruise

Experience the best beaches, surf, sunsets, and cruises.

Transportation Arrangements

Whether it's arranging airport transfers, rental cars, or public transportation details, we ensure your entire journey is flawless and stress-free.


We are dedicated to redefining luxury travel by seamlessly integrating opulence with holistic well-being.


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